1. Post #1921
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    FullStreak12's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,832 Posts
    l4d although wasnt a mod, wasnt a valve game until sometime late 2007/early 2008 portal is a valve game but it could be slightly influenced by the narbacular drop team that most now still work for valve
    Wasn't the idea of L4D though up by some people playing cs against bots using kvies?
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  2. Post #1922
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,315 Posts
    I think I have to revise my Valve history lessons because I thought Portal's spiritual predecessor was so interesting to them they hired the team before they finished their game; then put a small team and relatively small budget together to make Portal; and L4D's inspiration came from a Counter-Strike Zombie mod or something.

    Too bad they didn't do more with the L4D opportunity of putting a twist on the incredibly stale Zombie game tropes, but aside from TF2 (which has a very strong character cast) their strength does seem to be linear singleplayer.
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  3. Post #1923
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,209 Posts
    this was the portal 2 for ps3 announcement
    Well fuck
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  4. Post #1924
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,059 Posts
    What irks me is when people include Portal in the admittedly ever-growing list of Valve games that began development outside of the company. I shouldn't have to point this out to anybody, but two titles sharing a vague mechanic does not the same game make. (Just so we're clear, this post isn't aimed at you.)
    I agree with you, but I wouldn't call portals a vague mechanic. It's pretty much what both games are based on.

    How was HL2 announced? Was it at an E3 or did they do an ARG?
    ARGs weren't very common back then, the biggest was probably I Love Bees.
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  5. Post #1925
    What if Valve comes on this thread just to laugh at our optimism.

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  6. Post #1926
    What if Valve comes on this thread just to laugh at our optimism.

    We know some VALVe employees read facepunch, and some other gaming forums.

    To them: GET BACK TO WORK ON MY HL3! (Just kidding, we love you!)
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  7. Post #1927
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    Tuskin's Avatar
    January 2005
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    What ever happened to Jeep? He was a member here.
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  8. Post #1928
    "If something happens, be assured it was planned this way"
    Singo's Avatar
    April 2010
    1,971 Posts
    No clue.
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  9. Post #1929
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,967 Posts
    We know some VALVe employees read facepunch, and some other gaming forums.

    To them: GET BACK TO WORK ON MY HL3! (Just kidding, we love you!)
    how do you know? did they mention it somewhere?
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  10. Post #1930
    how do you know? did they mention it somewhere?
    Umm, well, you will sometimes see references to posts made on facepunch (although they don't say WHERE it came from, you know it was from here) - And that Jeep has an account here.
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  11. Post #1931
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    Butthurter's Avatar
    August 2007
    9,842 Posts
    didnt the whole "ubercharged" tf2 character avatars fad originated from fp, then a few weeks later valve started making their own private avatars then about a month or 2 later they shared official ubercharged avatars
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  12. Post #1932

    January 2012
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    I agree with you, but I wouldn't call portals a vague mechanic. It's pretty much what both games are based on.
    I'd forgotten that NB contains puzzle elements; I thought the portals act simply as a navigational tool. :p
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  13. Post #1933
    UntouchedShadow's Avatar
    July 2009
    6,056 Posts
    didnt the whole "ubercharged" tf2 character avatars fad originated from fp, then a few weeks later valve started making their own private avatars then about a month or 2 later they shared official ubercharged avatars
    I believe the Uber rage avatar thread became well known when Robin changed the avatar of his account to that of the Ubercharged Rage Demoman. This got everyone's attention a soon the thread became popular.
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  14. Post #1934
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    December 2010
    971 Posts
    Call me dumb, but valve lied in the past about the september 30 hl2 release date, so what if they are lying about not showing anything new at e3? I'm being really optimistic here, but maybe it's possible?

    Yeah, probably not D:
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  16. Post #1936
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    dragonitemaster's Avatar
    September 2010
    3,093 Posts
    if i wake up to see half life 3 announced i will be so happy
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  17. Post #1937
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,967 Posts
    no fuck no, my exams are a week away, the hype will just kill me.
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  18. Post #1938
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    nightlord's Avatar
    May 2009
    7,401 Posts
    I can understand the IGN one but what is the steam support one for? The watch the feeds part?

    The IGN "wake up and smell the ashes" is most likely nothing.
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  19. Post #1939
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,967 Posts
    I can understand the IGN one but what is the steam support one for? The watch the feeds part?

    The IGN "wake up and smell the ashes" is most likely nothing.
    don't fucking destroy my dreams man
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  20. Post #1940
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    Techbot's Avatar
    February 2010
    3,201 Posts
    I want to believe
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  21. Post #1941
    Antimuffin's Avatar
    June 2011
    2,993 Posts
    And then we will be disappointed again and complain about Valve, although they aren't even responsible for this.
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  22. Post #1942
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,967 Posts
    realistically IGN probably just wants everyone to pay attention to them
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  23. Post #1943
    I may have a BIG dick but that doesn't mean I deserve a BIG title
    Jericho_Rus's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,477 Posts
    realistically IGN probably just wants everyone to pay attention to them
    IGN are fucking cunts, they upload games' trailers to get more views and put stupid annotation crap like "SUBSCRIBE IF YOU LIKE X!!!!!"
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  24. Post #1944
    Harakiwi's Avatar
    November 2010
    569 Posts
    ...I've got my towel ready.

    Just in case.
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  25. Post #1945
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,059 Posts
    It's Meet the Pyro. Mark my words.
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  26. Post #1946
    Dennab
    May 2011
    564 Posts


    Spoiler: it's nothing but everyone(including me) wants to believe anyway.
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  27. Post #1947

    September 2011
    131 Posts
    The IGN tweet is odd though. Looking back through their past tweets they always link back to IGN to some news story. I also don't see any other random game character quotes.
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  28. Post #1948
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    3noneTwo's Avatar
    June 2010
    846 Posts
    I can understand the IGN one but what is the steam support one for? The watch the feeds part?

    The IGN "wake up and smell the ashes" is most likely nothing.
    Yeah, I don't see why the feeds should be of any significance. There's no clues or hints to anything, it's just pointing to various channels for everything.

    It'd be nice to find out what this nVidia crowbar business was really about. Or did yesterday's GeForce stream already confirm that the crowbar wasn't actually about anything at all? (besides a new graphics card or whatever)
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  29. Post #1949
    This title is totally OVERKILL!
    Coyoteze's Avatar
    November 2011
    8,591 Posts


    Spoiler: it's nothing but everyone(including me) wants to believe anyway.
    I'm scared.

    Edited:

    Someone hold me...
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  30. Post #1950
    Canned Induvidual's Avatar
    February 2009
    1,909 Posts
    woke up and smelled disappointment
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  31. Post #1951
    This title is totally OVERKILL!
    Coyoteze's Avatar
    November 2011
    8,591 Posts
    It's Meet the Pyro. Mark my words.
    ... ashes.
    Those sneaky fucks.


    Edited:

    ouch, automerge fucked with over 6 minutes.
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  32. Post #1952
    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH YM SRUIOGHAGRHUIOAJGRIUWHJWR|
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  33. Post #1953
    I may have a BIG dick but that doesn't mean I deserve a BIG title
    Jericho_Rus's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,477 Posts
    And then nothing happened.
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  34. Post #1954

    December 2011
    128 Posts
    :O
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  35. Post #1955

    December 2007
    150 Posts
    false alarm again...
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  36. Post #1956
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    uitham's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,907 Posts
    What if...

    Every day, a different company gave small hints?
    First nvidia, now ign?
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  37. Post #1957

    December 2007
    150 Posts
    What if...

    Every day, a different company gave small hints?
    First nvidia, now ign?
    It's like the time back in December that we thought HL3 announcement will be in any moment because of the hints... But we didn't get anything back then.
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  38. Post #1958
    Antimuffin's Avatar
    June 2011
    2,993 Posts
    They just want to gain clicks. They don't care if they hurt fans. I fucking hate journalism.
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  39. Post #1959
    WillerinV1.02's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,746 Posts
    What if guys
    what if
    all these pessimistic people are completely wrong and it is the greatest day in gaming history
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  40. Post #1960

    September 2011
    131 Posts
    They just want to gain clicks. They don't care if they hurt fans. I fucking hate journalism.
    They don't gain anything from clicks on twitter, especially since this is the one tweet which doesn't link back to IGN.

    I'm not saying it's definitely real but they're not so stupid they would intentionally troll their followers either.
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